Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:24 PM
The car I'm buying was BBR tuned from new, and it was actually their press car for a certain amount of time. I've been told it's got 225BHP but at one time it was running 275! I assume it was detuned after being BBR's press car, but I'm gonna get it on the rolling road to find out what it's currently got for sure. I've been told it's got a smaller supercharger pulley, a Cosworth supercharger belt idler, a different map and a Miltek exhaust system.
When it was with BBR the car was featured on Top Gear in early '03, and was in Evo Magazine and Auto Express.
I shall be picking the car up tomorrow with any luck.
Here's a pic of ze beeemar the day before I sold it:
Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:04 PM
Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:38 PM
Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:05 PM
|QUOTE (Cursed @ Sunday, Mar 24 2013, 18:38)|
|Not many people can claim Richard Hammond crashed their car on Top Gear|
This is true!
And Tycek: The BMW was great, but I fancied a change and the Cooper S fits the bill spot on. I get bored easy!
Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:46 PM Edited by Lurch, 24 March 2013 - 07:49 PM.
Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:20 PM
Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:41 PM
|QUOTE (Lurch @ Sunday, Mar 24 2013, 20:46)|
|I seen Mini in the topic title, opened it up, and then got a little disappointed. Not that the newer Minis aren't great cars, but given your past history of BMC stuff, I was hoping you'd finally got a good, solid 1275 Mark II Mark IIIor something.|
I would LOVE to, infact when we have more room at home I would like to buy a cheap 1275 MK 3 or 4. Or a Clubman, I would love a 1275GT or even a Clubman Estate.
For my main drive though I wanted something modern; not that commuting in the Metro last year was a problem, but I feel something newer is a bit more suitable. Plus I've been seduced by the supercharger whine! It reminds me of the 1st gear whine on an A series.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:17 PM
Some pics I've took:
Gave it a polish + wax today:
Plans for the car will be a John Cooper Works front grill, white LED bulbs for the interior and side lights, a couple of bits of new interior trim and to enjoy it! And a induction kit so I can hear that supercharger whine more.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:29 PM
Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:33 PM
Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:24 AM
|QUOTE (Chris CJ Jakobsson @ Wednesday, Mar 27 2013, 19:53)|
|Who own the Fiat right there?|
Starion's dad I think.
Posted 28 March 2013 - 01:37 AM Edited by Starion, 28 March 2013 - 01:49 PM.
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